The bathroom might not be as meticulously designed as your living room and bedroom, but that’s no reason to neglect it. I recently vowed to give my bathroom a style upgrade, starting with my shower. I swapped out my generic shampoo and conditioner for sleek bottles of C.O. Bigelow’s Lavender and Peppermint Shampoo and Conditioner. Their clean design and apothecary labels add a little class to my shelves, even if they are sitting next to my plastic razor (Note to self: invest in a fancy schmancy Mach 5). The next time I have guests, I won’t feel sheepish about them using my bathroom—they might even think I’m all grownup and super sophisticated. Beyond how great they look, I love this duo because the formulas are both calming (lavender) and invigorating (peppermint)—the perfect start to any day.
Class up the rest of your bathroom with our favorite bath and body products in the Birchbox Shop.
We love writers with fun personalities, which is why we’re ecstatic to welcome Carlye Wisel into the guest blogging fold this week. The savvy blogger has a multitude of interests, but can regularly be found talking about music and more on Vevo, Big Ugly Yellow Couch, and her personal Tumblr, Awkward City Population 1. This week, she’s sharing beauty wit and wisdom. Today: must-have products for the shower.
From left to right: Japanese Beauty Cloth, $4.99, amazon.com; Johnson’s No More Tangles, $3.69, drugstore.com; Coochy Shave Creme, $17, amazon.com; Kerastase Ciment Anti-Usure Conditioner, $39, birchbox.com
As someone who loathes the sopping-wet discomfort of showering, I seek out products to make the experience as efficient and painless as possible. Between a Japanese washcloth that works loads better than a loofa and stripper shave cream (no, seriously) that’ll nix underarm bumps, the hot water heater might quit on you, but these goodies never will.
Our favorite showering buddy? Lavanila’s The Healthy Body Wash in Vanilla Grapefruit.